CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING
JUNE 6, 2000
Roll Call: 6:05p.m., All present
The Public: 41 speakers
heard under the public hearing.
Special Work Session and Public Hearing on
Special Work Session : FY2000 – FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review
(6:00 - 7:30 p.m.) (Refer to City Manager Mid-Biennial Budget Report of May 9, 2000)
B. Citywide Work Plan
– Discussion of FY2000 &
FY2001 Work Plan,
Customer Service Initiatives - Discussion on the status of customer service initiatives being developed
to improve service delivery, access to public information and response to
citizen inquiries and complaints.
Funding Shifts included in City Manager’s Proposed FY2001
Budget Adjustments – Informational
report summarizing baseline funding adjustments included in the FY2000
& FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget Review
Recommended Budget Policies for Council Consideration - Discussion
and adoption of budget policies recommended by the City Manager to guide
development of future budgets, including funding requests received outside
of the biennial budget cycle.
Public Hearing - FY2000 & FY2001 Mid-Biennial Budget (7:30pm)
Public Testimony: The
Mayor opened the public hearing. 41
speakers heard. Moved, seconded, carried (Worthington/Breland; Absent - Maio)
to close the public hearing.
Warm Water Pool
Volunteer Coordinator for Berkeley Animal Shelter
Animal Adoption and Shelter Funding
Youth Suitcase Clinic
Berkeley Dispute Resolution Service
Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center
"How Berkeley Can You Be?" Parade and Festival
Spay and Neuter Program
following communications were read, noted and filed unless referred to the
City Manager for a response:
1. Lisa Bullwinkel, Solano Avenue Association re request for
funding for Solano
2. Harry Siitonen, President, Tenants Association, Strawberry Creek Lodge, re $30,000 funding of meal program.
Lana Buffington, Board President, and Kathy Berger, Executive
University Avenue Neighbors and Merchants, re pedestrian lighting
Item 2 - Public Hearing - FY2000-2001 Mid-Biennial
5. University Avenue Merchants, re sidewalk cleaning and pedestrian lighting.
6. Lucy Fields, re Berkeley Animal Shelter
7. Rachel A. Rupert, Chief Executive Officer, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, 1834 University Avenue, re budget policies.
8. John DeClercq, Transaction Companies, Ltd., re Telegraph Area Association
Item 3 - Budget Referrals
Councilmember Spring re $25,000 for Home at Last.
Councilmember Spring re $35,000 for annual spay and neuter program;
$10,000 for advertising of animals in need of adoption; up to $100,000 for
quarantine area and repairs; and funding for a new Animal Shelter
Suzy Thompson, re Ashkenaz request.
The meeting adjourned at 10:37 p.m.